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Monday, February 16, 2004
20:09 - You won't be seeing this in Doonesbury anytime soon
http://www.hood.army.mil/4id/Iraqi/news_content/memstatue.asp

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The artist, who fears retaliation from former regime loyalists for his work with the Coalition, spent several months sculpting and casting the statue. Though he created the original statues of Saddam along with another artist, he created the 4th ID memorial through his own design, said Anderson.

The sculpture is based on a scene many in Iraq have witnessed in one form or another. A soldier kneels before a memorial of boots, rifle and helmet his forehead resting in the hollow of his hand. Behind and to his right stands a small Iraqi girl with her hand reaching out to touch his shoulder.

The little girl portrays, in her eyes and presence, a sympathy mixed with gratitude. She was added to remind people of why the sacrifice was made, Fuss said.

Its about freedom for this country, but its also about the children who will grow up in a free society, he said.

How 'bout it, Garry? Got any snide comments to cast into the mouths of sunglasses-wearing disaffected youths? Maybe the statue is made of plastic or something?

No matter how dearly you'd love for America to fail in Iraq, I'm afraid events are outpacing that prospect. So, so sorry.


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